In order to participate in this program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have limited spots available for the 8-week Strolls for Well-Being at Brookside Gardens program beginning in September. These spots are first-come-first-served. For more information about the program, please read below.
Strolls for Well-Being is an evidence based program that promotes emotional healing through focused time spent in nature. Drawing on psychological principles such as mindfulness as well as practices like shinrin-yoku (Japanese “forest bathing”), this eight-week program is a balm for anyone struggling with difficult questions, suffering from stress or trauma, or seeking greater peace and fulfillment.
Over the course of 8 weeks, participants:
Survey data using the PANAS and PGIS scales shows that participants in the Strolls for Well-Being at Brookside Gardens finish the program with:
You may choose from three scheduling options for the group meetings at the beginning, middle, and end of the program. The sessions will be held at the Brookside Gardens Visitor Center (1800 Glenallan Avenue in Wheaton). Meetings will be facilitated in English, though guided journals are available in English or Spanish.